Let's Work Together
We start where you are.
We envision where you want to be.
Stressed and frustrated with efforts to change and control your body?
Isolated or discouraged by chronic pain or illness?
Aware of the harsh inner critic but unsure
how to quiet her down?
Confused by all the conflicting health
advice that comes at you?
Ready to ditch the diets?
Unsatisfied with your current health habits
or health care team?
DO YOU WANT:
A sense of peace as you move through your day?
To stop thinking about weight and food?
To have ease and joy with movement?
To make peace with chronic pain or illness?
To learn to listen to your body's subtle messages?
There is a path to peace
There are tools and resources
There is support and community
All bodies are good bodies
You can live well and fully in yours, just as it is
So, how does this work?
I offer coaching on a sliding scale that takes into account your unique needs and means. If you think that you could benefit from what I have to offer, we will have a conversation and determine a meeting schedule and a fee structure that works for both of us.
We work one-on-one, via Zoom (at least until it is safe to meet in person, if you are local). We discuss your goals, your challenges, and your experience and wisdom from a lifetime in your body.
If your goal is to stop dieting and accept your body's shape and size, we use Health at Every Size, Intuitive Eating, Mindful Eating, mindfulness and self-compassion as our principle tools. We get to know your inner critic and help her soften her words. We work with beliefs, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors to bring you to a more peaceful and easeful place.
If you're looking to live more peacefully with a chronic health or pain condition, we evaluate and work to reduce the stressors on your system (environmental, physiological, lifestyle, and mental and emotional stressors). We use mindfulness and self-compassion to reduce shame and blame. We advocate for you with health providers and other systems to make sure you have the best care available, and all due accommodations. We work with stories and feelings about health and illness. We develop strategies for discussing your condition, your needs, and your boundaries with the people in your life.
What my clients tell me is that I create safe space and allow them to feel heard; that I listen and empathize and understand them deeply; that I am warm and kind; and that I am extremely smart, widely knowledgeable, resourceful, and encouraging.
In my clients' words:
"Dana gets me like almost no one else, and she's been an incredible resource and confidant as I've navigated the waters of health care and my relationship with my body. She is completely flexible and will adapt her practice to make sure she's meeting your changing needs...whether it's being a shoulder to cry on, a person to bounce ideas off or a friend who helps you reorganize life. For me, Dana has been a lifesaver."
"Dana, thank you so much for offering hope. You seem to be a natural with tuning in to people and knowing what to do. you are a model of compassion, support and knowledge for all in the health and healing field to follow!""
Dana will help you feel safe, comfortable, seen, and heard. She really cares. She GETS it because she has lived through it, and her expertise is impressive."